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Disadvantaged suffer

People from disadvantaged backgrounds are finding it harder to get into top universities, according to the Harris report on access to highly selective universities. The review, by Sir Martin Harris, director of the Office for Fair Access (Offa), says that the single most important factor determining the probability of a student obtaining a place on a highly selective degree courses is the strength of students' A-level (or equivalent) results.

www.offa.org.uk.

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